The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) [Deluxe]
The Black Eyed Peas enter warp speed with this future-minded pop-rap celebration. Tracks like the dizzying “Boom Boom Pow” and the stingingly boastful “Imma Be” balance on the buzzing, bass-heavy beats that ruled late-’00s dance floors. The buoyant “I Gotta Feeling” is a guaranteed roof-raiser, and tracks like the stomping “Party All the Time” and the disco-rock hybrid “Showdown” keep the revelry going. BEP bring the power ballad into the new millennium with “Meet Me Halfway,” which combines Fergie’s heartfelt vocal with bouncing-ball beats.